Easy Rainbow Desserts

Collection of the best homemade easy rainbow desserts and recipes, including rainbow cakes, rainbow cupcakes, rainbow cookies. Great for kids birthday parties or St.Patricks’ Day parties!

I have gathered all the popular colorful desserts from the site and put them together in this post. This way, they are all easy to find in one place now.

Whether you are looking for vibrant cakes, cupcakes, cookies, this collection has it all!

A lot of these easy desserts recipes can also be modified slightly to make unicorn desserts, which is another popular theme these days.

In general, rainbow desserts seem to be popular all year but they gain even more popularity during St.Patrick’s Day and it’s still one of the most popular kids party themes. Be sure to check out this Colorful Shapes Birthday Party for even more ideas.

For more inspiration, especially if you are looking for something to make for St.Paddy’s Day, be sure to check out these Green Desserts (St.Patrick’s Day Desserts).

Collage Image With Pictures of Many Rainbow Desserts

How to make rainbow desserts?

  • Food coloring – Use liquid colors or gel colors to tint/dye frosting, cake batter, cookie dough e.t.c.
  • Colorful sprinkles- They come is in all types of shapes and sizes.
  • Colorful fondant- It can be homemade or store-bought.
  • Colored chocolate– Candy melts are a great choice.
  • Colorful cereal– There is so much variety these days.
  • Colorful candies- Such as m&m candies.
  • Colorful edible markers- These are great for adding details.


Rainbow Cupcakes
Easy rainbow cupcakes recipe with cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Tie dye batter is baked and decorated with whipped cream & colorful sprinkles.
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Easy Rainbow Cupcakes With Cake Mix Decorated with Whipped Cream and Colorful Sprinkles
Birthday Cupcakes Recipe
Quick and easy birthday cupcakes recipe (Pinata cupcakes)- Homemade, soft, moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, filled with sprinkles. 
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Birthday Cupcakes With Sprinkles


Easy Chocolate Birthday Cake
The best, easy birthday cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Two chocolate cakes are layered with chocolate frosting and decorated with candies.
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Best Birthday Cake Recipe
Easy Ice Cream Cake
Easy ice cream cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. This decadent layer cake is composed of two layers of chocolate cake, sandwiched between a layer of ice cream. Then, it’s covered in whipped cream and decorated with sprinkles.
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Homemade Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Oreo Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe
Quick and easy no bake Oreo cookies and cream cake recipe or cookie tower, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with Oreos, buttercream, chocolate. 
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Easy Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe
Easy Cookie Cake (With Cake Mix)
The best quick and easy chocolate chip cookie cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Rich, soft, chewy and decorated with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Chocolate Frosting Served on a Black Plate
Tie Dye Cake (Shirt Cake)
Learn how to make a tie dye cake (shirt cake), using this step-by-step tutorial. Easy to make with rainbow colored frosting and toothpicks! Great for Father's Day!
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Easy Rainbow Cake (With Cake Mix)
Easy rainbow cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with cake mix! Soft and moist cake layers are filled with whipped cream and topped off with sprinkles and colorful candies.
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Easy Homemade Rainbow Cake Slice on White Plate With Turquoise Background
Easy Cereal Cake
Use this step by step cake decorating tutorial to make an easy cereal cake. It's homemade with simple ingredients. Perfect for kids birthday parties.
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Easy Homemade Cereal Cake on White Cake Stand With Wood Background
Rainbow Sprinkle Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make an easy rainbow sprinkle cake. Colorful vanilla cake is covered in frosting, sprinkles and a fondant rainbow topper.
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Easy Rainbow Sprinkle Cake on White Plate with Yellow Background

No Bake Desserts

Rainbow Cereal Balls
Use your favorite breakfast cereal and marshmallows to make easy rainbow cereal balls. You can even hide surprises inside them. Great for kids parties!
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Stack of Easy Homemade Rainbow Cereal Balls on Glass Cake Stand
Rainbow Fruit Loops Marshmallow Bars
These no bake rainbow fruit loops marshmallow bars are really easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Perfect for rainbow parties or St.Patrick’s Day
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Homemade Sprinkles
Learn how to make quick and easy homemade sprinkles recipe from scratch. All you need is fondant and small cutters to make any color or shape of your choice.
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Easy Homemade Sprinkles Spread on White Background


Healthy Chocolate Truffles
This easy healthy chocolate truffles recipe requires only a few simple ingredients. They are guilt free, rich, fudgy and creamy! Perfect homemade gift too!
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White Chocolate Fudge (2 Ingredients)
This easy, no bake, 2 ingredient white chocolate fudge recipe requires condensed milk and white chocolate. It’s rich, fudgy, creamy and great for Holidays.
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Homemade Sugar Cubes (Hearts and Stars)
Learn how to make homemade sugar cubes with 3 simple ingredients! Any shape and color is possible! Use it to decorate cakes and cupcakes.
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Easy DIY Homemade Sugar Cubes in Beige Dish on Rustic Gray Background
Marshmallow Kabobs
Use this step by step tutorial to make easy marshmallow kabobs for St.Patrick’s Day or rainbow birthday parties. Quick, easy and fun for kids!
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Homemade Cake Pops Recipe
Use this tutorial to learn how to make cake pops and cake balls. Quick and easy, made with simple ingredients with various flavors, decorations.
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How to Make Cake Pops (Quick and Easy)


Crispy Rainbow Sugar Cookies
These colorful & crispy rainbow sugar cookies are dipped in chocolate & covered in sprinkles. Perfect for birthday parties or St.Patrick’s Day!
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Sprinkle Cookies (Birthday Cookies)
Soft, chewy, quick and easy sprinkle cookies recipe (birthday cookies), homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. Starts off with chocolate cake mix!
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Easy Birthday Sprinkle Cookies Recipe
Funfetti Sugar Cookies (Cut Out Recipe)
Quick, easy funfetti cookies recipe from scratch (cut out cookies), with simple ingredients. Crispy outside, soft inside. No chilling! No spreading!
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Easy Funfetti Cookies Recipe (Funfetti Sugar Cookies)
Cake Mix Chocolate M&M Cookies
Easy cake mix chocolate m&m cookies made with simple ingredients from your pantry. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Great as a snack or gift!
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Fruit Loops Chocolate Cookies
These fruit loops chocolate cookies have a rich chocolate flavor with a fruity and crunchy top. Easy recipe & great for rainbow parties or St.Patrick’s day
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Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Quick and easy chocolate covered pretzels recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Sweet, salty, crunchy. Makes a delicious dessert or snack at parties.
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Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe
Easy Meringue Cookies
Easy meringue cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. A classic Christmas cookie that’s delicate, light, airy and packed with vanilla flavor. 
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Easy Meringue Cookies Recipe
Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
Classic, homemade, quick and easy ice cream sandwich recipe, made with simple ingredients. Fun to make with kids. Great for birthday parties!
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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
Stained Glass Cookies
Quick and easy stained glass cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. These beautiful classic Christmas sugar cookies are filled with rock candy. 
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Classic Easy Stained Glass Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Rolo Cookies
These brownie-like chocolate Rolo cookies are crispy on the outside but soft and fudgy on the inside. Really easy to make and great for gift giving too!
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Easy Stuffed Chocolate Rolo Cookies on Yellow Plate-Partially Eaten
Easy Fruit Pizza
Easy fruit pizza recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. A delicious Summer dessert with sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting and fresh fruits.
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Easy Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza on Black Plate

My favorite rainbow dessert- Edible Cookie Dough Balls

My favorite rainbow dessert has to be these super simple no bake edible cookie dough balls, loaded with sprinkles. You can enjoy them in a bowl with a spoon or enjoy them in the shape of truffles. They are homemade with simple ingredients and ready in just 10 minutes. There is no need to turn on the oven either!

Funfetti Cooke Balls in Blue Plate- Overhead Shot

There are a few tips to keep in mind. First, if the dough is too dry and crumbly, mix in some milk to thin it to your desired consistency. If the dough is too sticky, mix in some flour to your desired consistency. Second, be sure to remember to heat treat the flour in order to make it safe for no bake desserts. Spread flour in a large baking tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Third, use unsalted butter because the salted version makes these little bites too salty. Fourth, if it’s too hard to roll dough into balls, chill mixture in fridge for 45 minutes – 1 hour to make it easier to handle.

Homemade No Bake Rainbow Cookie Dough Bites on White Background

With regards to variations, try different colors or shapes of sprinkles, other extracts and even other add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruits, shredded coconut, chopped-up candy bars, roughly chopped Oreos. You can also dip them in melted chocolate. Consider filling them with a soft and chewy caramel or Rolo candy, which is a lovely surprise when you bite into them.

Stack of Edible Cookie Dough Balls in Blue Plate on White Background

In terms of storage, leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Edible Cookie Dough Balls (Rainbow Dessert)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Quick and easy edible cookie dough balls recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 10 minutes. Loaded with rainbow sprinkles and sugar cookie dough base.
Yield: 12 Balls


  • 1/2 cup Butter, Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract, Use clear extract to prevent the dough from becoming dark
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour, Heat- treated
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk, Or heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Sprinkles


  • Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. This takes about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla extract, flour and mix until combined.
  • Mix in milk if the dough looks dry and crumbly.
  • Add sprinkles and gently mix it into the dough with a spatula.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and roll into balls and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 


Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 25mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 238IU, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 195
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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